About our Co-op

About our Co-op

About the Co-op

Are you an ʻulu grower?
One tree is all it takes to join us!

Are you an ‘ulu grower? One tree is all it takes to join us!

Hawaiʻi ʻUlu Co-op (HUC) is a farmer-owned business working to revitalize ‘ulu (breadfruit) as a viable crop and dietary staple by empowering farmers as change-makers in Hawaiʻi’s food system.

Formed in 2016 with 9 small, diversified growers on Hawaiʻi Island, HUC has grown to over 100 member-farms on three islands (Hawaiʻi Island, Maui, and Oʻahu) and is now the foremost breadfruit farmer organization in Hawaiʻi. By working together, HUC farmers are able to offer consistent, high-quality ʻulu products that are delicious, versatile, local, healthy, accessible, and sustainable.

The co-op is committed to the revival of ʻulu to strengthen Hawaiʻi’s food security and to the value of mālama ʻāina – care or protection of the earth – by using environmentally responsible production methods.

Our vision is a thriving cooperative that sustains and uplifts producers, consumers, and society as a whole. Farmer owned, ‘āina grown—from our trees to your table

Hawaii Ulu Co-op (HUC) is a farmer-owned business working to revitalize ‘ulu or breadfruit as a viable crop and dietary staple by empowering farmers as change-makers in Hawaiʻi’s food system.

Formed in 2016 with 9 small, diversified growers on Hawai’i Island, HUC has grown to over 100 member-farms on three islands (Hawai’i Island, Maui, and Oʻahu) and is now the foremost breadfruit farmer organization in Hawai’i. By working together, HUC farmers are able to offer consistent, high-quality ‘ulu products that are delicious, versatile, local, healthy, accessible, and sustainable.

The co-op is committed to the revival of ‘ulu to strengthen Hawai‘i’s food security and to the value of mālama ʻāina – care or protection of the earth – by using environmentally responsible production methods.

Our vision is a thriving cooperative that sustains and uplifts producers, consumers, and society as a whole. Farmer owned, ‘āina grown—from our trees to your table.

Hawaiʻi ʻUlu Co-op (HUC) is a farmer-owned business working to revitalize ‘ulu (breadfruit) as a viable crop and dietary staple by empowering farmers as change-makers in Hawaiʻi’s food system.

Formed in 2016 with 9 small, diversified growers on Hawaiʻi Island, HUC has grown to over 100 member-farms on three islands (Hawaiʻi Island, Maui, and Oʻahu) and is now the foremost breadfruit farmer organization in Hawaiʻi. By working together, HUC farmers are able to offer consistent, high-quality ʻulu products that are delicious, versatile, local, healthy, accessible, and sustainable.

The co-op is committed to the revival of ʻulu to strengthen Hawaiʻi’s food security and to the value of mālama ʻāina – care or protection of the earth – by using environmentally responsible production methods.

Our vision is a thriving cooperative that sustains and uplifts producers, consumers, and society as a whole. Farmer owned, ‘āina grown—from our trees to your table

Hawaiʻi ʻUlu Co-op (HUC) is a farmer-owned business working to revitalize ‘ulu (breadfruit) as a viable crop and dietary staple by empowering farmers as change-makers in Hawaiʻi’s food system.

Formed in 2016 with 9 small, diversified growers on Hawaiʻi Island, HUC has grown to over 100 member-farms on three islands (Hawaiʻi Island, Maui, and Oʻahu) and is now the foremost breadfruit farmer organization in Hawaiʻi. By working together, HUC farmers are able to offer consistent, high-quality ʻulu products that are delicious, versatile, local, healthy, accessible, and sustainable.

The co-op is committed to the revival of ʻulu to strengthen Hawaiʻi’s food security and to the value of mālama ʻāina – care or protection of the earth – by using environmentally responsible production methods.

Our vision is a thriving cooperative that sustains and uplifts producers, consumers, and society as a whole. Farmer owned, ‘āina grown—from our trees to your table

Hawaiʻi ʻUlu Cooperative Members

Max Bowman, ‘Ano‘ano Farm

Susie Osborne, Naniseni Farms

Evan Belaga, Down Dog Ranch

Craig Mastandrea

Richard S. Kodani, RS Kodani Farms

Brett Lomont

Kyle Datta

Patrick Niemeyer, Hamakua Coast Farms

Hawaii Time Farm

Hana Ranch Agriculture, LLC

Hana Horizons

Matthew Ray

Mike Nakada, Kapehu Farms

Stanley Eugenio Jr.

Sherry Mees, Kai Ikena Farms

Wallace Wong

Adam Frey & Kris Steinke

Lincoln Ohana Farm

Ed and Lynn Lincoln

Lani Eubank, E-Scape Enterprises

Davelyn Noelani Kalipi,Kohala Instititue

Marian & David Tompkins

Dee Anne Dominick, Lapa‘au Botanical Sanctuary

Nathan Trump, Island Harvest

David Horne

Malama Solomon, Waiʻaka

Margaret Piaskoski-Wills

David Bozarth, One Village Project

Big Island Orchards

Dave Lambrecht, Sage Farms

Matthew Medeiros

John Pollard

Jan Roberts

HIP Agriculture

Roberta Jacques and Isaac Tanaka

Dan Bolton, Kona Coffee & Tea

Teiko Kuma

Keoki Downes, Downes Grounds

Makai Mcmichael

Trippy Dish Farm

Karen & Gerald Akers

Suzette Kale

David Wiseman,FAD CoffeeText

Makani Kai, Makani Kai Pacific LLC

Adrianne Hale

Jackie Prell and John Caverly,Sweet Cane Cafe

Ethan Doctor, Mo‘oloa Farm

Sam Keli‘iho‘omalu, Uncle's ‘Ulu

Greg Owen, Inu Awa

Robert & Therese Mulroy, Kumu ‘Āina Farm

Deborah Ward

Greg and Cathy Johnson,Johnson Family Farms

Linda Larish, Mauna Ikena Farm

Ralph Johnston

Josiah Hunt

Timothy Farry

Guy Nicholson

Randall L Bachman

Punachicks Farm

James Weatherford

Mark R Powers, M&S Farms

Anthony Olayon

Collin Kuwahara

Aileen Lubong

Kyle Rudolph, Kylorganics

Lauren and Tom DeMent, Io Ag, LLC

Arlene Hamblet, Akioma Farms

Tom Menezes, Alae Estate

Rick Brown, Haku Nui Farms

Robin Black, Hale Lanikaula

Bill DeBoe, 990 Farms

Ala Savio

Kaivao Farm LLC

Lisa Dowd

Daniel Mahalak

Richard Hellmund

Jonathan Hutchinson

Jessica Castle

Joseph Kern, Kuhua Farm

Cindy Walsh, Kona ‘Ulu

Māla Kalu‘ulu Cooperative

Gayle and Henry Cho, Keokea Farms

Tina and Jack Turner, Captain's ‘Ohana Farm

Sam Choi

Haku Nui Farm Inc.

Howard Ling, The Big Web Farm

Thomas Weinstein, Lava Flow Farm

Henry Cho III, Keonaona Farm

Kip Onaka

Clarence and Nellie Medeiros

June Van Leynseele

Joan Mccarty

Robert Kamigaki

Justin Udovch

Diana Keffer, Maiʻalani

Barbara Anderson

Mike and Stephanie Woods-Bettis

Kona Art Farm

Lono Farms

Anthony Casciato

Carolyn Witcover & Debbie Coke

Caleb Coe

Cherrie Kiaha

Iinimaikalani Kahakalau

As a farmer-owned co-op, our members are the backbone of how and why we exist. Over the past five years, our membership has grown from 9 farmers on Hawaiʻi Island to over 100 farmers located on three of the Hawaiian Islands! The collage below represents a snapshot of the faces behind the co-op. Meet more of our farmers and learn about their stories here.

Board of Directors

Kyle Datta, President

Andrew Trump, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer

Tom Menezes, Director

Marcus Woo, Director

Advisors

Dr. Noa Lincoln, University of Hawai‘i College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (indigenous crops and cropping systems)

Diane Ragone, The Breadfruit InstituteText

Aunty Kū Kahakalau, Kū-A-Kanaka

Board of Directors

Kyle Datta, President

Tom Menezes, Director

Andrew Trump, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer

Marcus Woo, Director

Hawai‘i ‘Ulu Cooperative Members

Max Bowman, ‘Ano‘ano Farm

Susie Osborne, Naniseni Farms

Evan Belaga, Down Dog Ranch

Craig Mastandrea

Richard S. Kodani, RS Kodani Farms

Brett Lomont

Kyle Datta

Patrick Niemeyer, Hamakua Coast Farms

Hawaii Time Farm

Hana Ranch Agriculture, LLC

Hana Horizons

Matthew Ray

Mike Nakada, Kapehu Farms

Stanley Eugenio Jr.

Sherry Mees, Kai Ikena Farms

Wallace Wong

Adam Frey & Kris Steinke

Lincoln Ohana Farm

Ed and Lynn Lincoln

Lani Eubank, E-Scape Enterprises

Davelyn Noelani Kalipi,Kohala Instititue

Marian & David Tompkins

Dee Anne Dominick, Lapa‘au Botanical Sanctuary

Nathan Trump, Island Harvest

David Horne

Malama Solomon, Waiʻaka

Margaret Piaskoski-Wills

David Bozarth, One Village Project

Big Island Orchards

Dave Lambrecht, Sage Farms

Matthew Medeiros

John Pollard

Jan Roberts

HIP Agriculture

Roberta Jacques and Isaac Tanaka

Dan Bolton, Kona Coffee & Tea

Teiko Kuma

Keoki Downes, Downes Grounds

Makai Mcmichael

Trippy Dish Farm

Karen & Gerald Akers

Suzette Kale

David Wiseman,FAD CoffeeText

Makani Kai, Makani Kai Pacific LLC

Adrianne Hale

Jackie Prell and John Caverly,Sweet Cane Cafe

Ethan Doctor, Mo‘oloa Farm

Sam Keli‘iho‘omalu, Uncle's ‘Ulu

Greg Owen, Inu Awa

Robert & Therese Mulroy, Kumu ‘Āina Farm

Deborah Ward

Greg and Cathy Johnson,Johnson Family Farms

Linda Larish, Mauna Ikena Farm

Ralph Johnston

Josiah Hunt

Timothy Farry

Guy Nicholson

Randall L Bachman

Punachicks Farm

James Weatherford

Mark R Powers, M&S Farms

Anthony Olayon

Collin Kuwahara

Aileen Lubong

Kyle Rudolph, Kylorganics

Lauren and Tom DeMent, Io Ag, LLC

Arlene Hamblet, Akioma Farms

Tom Menezes, Alae Estate

Rick Brown, Haku Nui Farms

Robin Black, Hale Lanikaula

Bill DeBoe, 990 Farms

Ala Savio

Kaivao Farm LLC

Lisa Dowd

Daniel Mahalak

Richard Hellmund

Jonathan Hutchinson

Jessica Castle

Joseph Kern, Kuhua Farm

Cindy Walsh, Kona ‘Ulu

Māla Kalu‘ulu Cooperative

Gayle and Henry Cho, Keokea Farms

Tina and Jack Turner, Captain's ‘Ohana Farm

Sam Choi

Haku Nui Farm Inc.

Howard Ling, The Big Web Farm

Thomas Weinstein, Lava Flow Farm

Henry Cho III, Keonaona Farm

Kip Onaka

Clarence and Nellie Medeiros

June Van Leynseele

Joan Mccarty

Robert Kamigaki

Justin Udovch

Diana Keffer, Maiʻalani

Barbara Anderson

Mike and Stephanie Woods-Bettis

Kona Art Farm

Lono Farms

Anthony Casciato

Carolyn Witcover & Debbie Coke

Caleb Coe

Cherrie Kiaha

Iinimaikalani Kahakalau

Advisors

Dr. Noa Lincoln, University of Hawai‘i College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (indigenous crops and cropping systems)

Diane Ragone, The Breadfruit InstituteText

Aunty Kū Kahakalau, Kū-A-Kanaka

Board of Directors

Kyle Datta, President
Andrew Trump, Vice President, Secretary, & Treasurer
Marcus Woo, Director
Tom Menezes, Director

Advisors

Dr. Noa Lincoln, University of Hawai‘i College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (indigenous crops and cropping systems)

Diane Ragone, The Breadfruit Institute

Aunty Kū Kahakalau, Kū-A-Kanaka

Mahalo to Our Partners!

We couldn't work to revitalize Hawaiʻi-grown staples without a big, supportive community of like-minded people and organizations.
Some of the partners vital to our efforts, mission and vision include: